Chef Mickey
  • On Feb 5, 2022
    Allen from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    we will be going to walt disney world in august 2022, will there be character dining experiences and character meet and greets at the parks and restaurants?

    Hey there, Allen! Welcome to planDisney!

    From one Massachusetts resident to another, I bet you cannot WAIT to get out of this frigid winter and down to The Sunshine State! Florida in August may be hot, but sunshine and palm trees sound like absolute paradise to me right now! I love visiting Walt Disney World Resort in the summer because of the long days, beautiful sunsets, and even the sporadic downpours! For some reason, my family always seems to come home with the best memories of the time we spent in ponchos running through the raindrops. 

    My kids love spotting their favorite pals while we're on vacation, and even though some experiences have been modified, your family will still be able to meet, dine and run into some magical moments with their favorite characters. In fact, with the new Disney Genie+ Service you'll even be able to book "Lightning Lane" entry to see some characters like Cinderella, Princess Tiana, Olaf, and the big man himself, MICKEY MOUSE, without having to wait for long, if at all! If you use Disney's complimentary Genie Service, you can even add what your family is most interested in seeing and doing during their stay and POOF! the Genie will supply you with ideas to make the most of your time in the Parks.  Characters may still be a few extra feet away, but just being in the same room as the Fab Five has to make you smile!

    Many character dining experiences are already back at the Resort, though again, Mickey, Minnie and your other friends aren't ready for hugs just yet! At Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort, you can enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat family-style feast!  Characters will come by to wave and pose for socially distanced photos, but you'll have to wait if you were wishing for Pluto to give you a big, slobbery doggy kiss!

    Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White also serves up a delicious meal with a few good friends.  Every night Snow White, The Queen, Dopey and Grumpy arrive to entertain diners while they enjoy a "Wicked Shrimp Cocktail" and a "Poison" Apple!  This is definitely a reservation that I'm "dying" to get on my next visit!

    Allen, keep an eye on your My Disney Experience account to see other available times to meet your character friends or to see them on stage or rolling through the park in a Character Cavalcade or Parade

    Enjoy the sightings and the sunshine!
    Ashley M

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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